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Group Conscience


MODERATOR NEEDED FOR: Sunday 11Am PST Freedom Thru Recovery. After announcing for 6 wks., Allen, VA was only person who stepped forward willing to serve. Group Conscience was held 4/20/14 w/ unanimous concensus for Allen, VA to step up as moderator for this meeting.

FIRST STEP PRESENTATION SCRIPT CHANGE:

On the 5/19/14 Monday Night Men’s Meeting, in keeping w/ the 2nd tradition of taking a group conscience when required, it was voted to make a change to the meeting script used for a First Step Presentation and the verbage used during the share time. The group conscience was as follows:

“Since the purpose of a first step meeting is to affirm and provide support to the presenter, shares should be directly related to ____________(person presenting) First Step Presentation and your experience being a part of their First Step. There will be time after the regular portion of the meeting for those who wish to “just get current” or have “burning desires” to do so.”

Also, at appropriate intervals, the moderator shall remind those on the call, particularly those who may have come on after the above has been read in the script, about the format of the meeting...stating…”For those coming on the call late, we have had a first step presentation that we are sharing on. If you wish to get current or have burning desires there will be time for that after the regular portion of the meeting.”

The group conscience also asked for this to be introduced into our website ajourneytohopesaa.org.

As of 6/4/14 ALL meetings that are open to First Step Presentations have held group conscience which passed introducing this into their scripts also.

MODERATOR NEEDED FOR: THURSDAY 5PM PST MEN'S ANSWERS IN THE HEART. After announcing for 3 wks., Tim, VA was only person who stepped forward willing to serve. Group Conscience was held 9/4/14 w/ unanimous concensus for Tim, VA to step up as moderator for this meeting.

Women's Only A Journey to Hope Telemeeting:

Friday 10/3/14 by group conscience:

1-Changes to be made to the script, including but not limited to, some grammatical errors, adding specific materials used for readings, etc

2-Decided meeting will rotate moderator on monthly basis. Moderator to be elected at the monthly group conscience. Qualifications for group moderator, including length of sobriety and showing up early to meeting and w/ reading prepared, decided and placed in script

3-Change time of meeting from 1030a.m. PST to 11 a.m. PST

4- Current moderator to notify trusted servant of A Journey to Hope website and ISO of changes so they can be updated at both

Experience, Strength & Hope

10/15/14 group conscience:

After announcing 2 wks.: no one stepped up to be moderator to continue this meeting at noon on Weds. Passed group conscience to move the meeting to Monday 8 PM PST and keep the current moderator Chris, WI. Steve A, SC to notify Jonathan, ISO to make necessary changes to saa-recovery.org and Patsy, TN for ajourneytohope.org changes to be made in script, meeting schedule.

A Journey to Hope Step Study

Script change in meeting guidelines to be inserted following: Remember we stay focused on the solution by sharing on the steps.

If you wish to "just get current" or have a "burning desire" you will have time to do so in fellowship after the 3rd Step Prayer. During share time, if necessary, the moderator will remind those that may have come on the call after share time guidelines were read that they will have time in fellowship after the 3rd step prayer if they need to "get current" or "have a burning desire" they wish to share.

Monday Men's Telemeeting

10/20/14 group conscience

Changes to script for First step presentation: 

1-Remove There will be time after the regular portion of the meeting for those who wish to "just get current" or have a "burning desire" to do so.

2- Replace w/: We will reserve the last few minutes for newcomers and for those who have a "burning desire to get current".

Sunday Freedom Through Recovery

December 7 - A group conscience was taken to make a change to the meeting script used for Guest Speaker Presentation and the verbage used during the share time.
     The group conscience is as follows:

“Since the purpose of a guest speaker presentation is to affirm and provide support to the presenter for their recovery thus far, shares should be directly related to ____________(Guest Speaker)and your experience being a part of their share and how you related. There will be time after the regular portion of the meeting for those who wish to “just get current” or have “burning desires” to do so.”

Also, at appropriate intervals, the moderator shall remind those on the call, particularly those who may have come on after the above has been read in the script, about the format of the meeting...stating…”For those coming on the call late, we have had a guest speaker presentation that we are sharing on. If you wish to get current or have burning desires there will be time for that after the regular portion of the meeting.”

CO-MODERATOR NEED FOR: Wednesday Men's Only G/B. After announcing for 3 wks., Steve C, Ontario was the only person who stepped forward willing to serve. Group Conscience was held 12/10/14 w/ unanimous concensus for Steve C to step up as co-moderator for this meeting.

        ADDITIONAL LITERATURE:Wednesday Men's Only           G/B
        A group conscious was taken 1/21/15 w/           
        unanimous consensus to include another book into the list of literature that may be used for readings:
       Cruise Control
       Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men
       Author: Patrick Weiss; forward by Patrick Carnes
CO-MODERATORS NEED FOR: Saturday Men's Step Study. After announcing for 3 wks.,on 2/14/15 John M, TX and Skip C, CA were unanimously approved for group service as co-moderators.

CHANGE IN READINGS USED ON MEETING FOR: EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH & HOPE. After announcing for a week a group conscience was held 3/2/15 to call for changing the readings to The Opening, How It Works, The Twelve Steps, Abstinence Statement, The Ottawa Promises, and the Unity Prayer. Passed by unanimous vote.

2 MODERATORS NEEDED FOR: Thursday Evening Book Study 6 p.m. PST. After announcing 2 wks., a group conscience was held 3/5/15 to present Jonathan H, TX & Adam S, TX as moderators. 9 of 15 people voted. Passed by unanimous vote. 

2 MODERATORS NEEDED FOR: Saturday Talkin Bout Recovery 6 p.m. PST. After announcing X3 wks., a group conscience was held 4/26/15 to present Kevin, NY as the only person willing to be of service as moderator. Presented Kevin, NY as primary moderator and Steve, SC & Patsy, TN as back up to Kevin until the second person could be found. 5 of 10 people on the call voted. Passed by unanimous vote. There was one other person who expressed interest who was asked to speak w/ Steve and/or Patsy in order for us to possibly set up another group conscience to present him to the group. This person chose not to serve. We are currently still looking for another moderator.

MODERATOR NEEDED FOR: SUNDAY 11 A.M. PST FREEDOM THROUGH RECOVERY. After announcing for 3 wks. Scott, San Jose was only person who stepped forward willing to serve. Group Conscience was held 5/17/15 w/ unanimous concensus for Scott, San Jose to step up as moderator for this meeting. We still need one other person.

2 MODERATORS NEEDED FOR: 
Tuesday Newcomer's
After announcing for 1 month the need for 2 moderators a group conscience was held on 6/9/15 to present Chris, MO for one of those moderators. Chris, MO was installed as one moderator for this meeting by unanimous vote. Will continue to announce for another moderator.

Group Conscience to present Josh, OR as co moderator for:
Monday Experience, Strength & Hope
After announcing for 1 month, a group conscience was held 6/8/15 to present Josh, OR as a co moderator for this meeting. Josh, OR was installed as co moderator for this meeting by unanimous vote.

Group conscience to present Michael, KY as a moderator for:
Sunday Freedom Through Recovery
After announcing for 2 weeks that Scott, San Jose stepping down as moderator and Michael willing to step up, a group conscience was held 8/16/15. Michael, KY was installed as a moderator for this meeting by unanimous vote.

Group Conscience to present Jason, FL as co-moderator for:
Tuesday Newcomer's
After announcing for a week, a group conscience was held 9/8/15 to present Jason, FL as co-moderator with a unanimous vote in favor.
Group Conscience for Saturday 6 p.m. PST
Talkin' Bout Recovery to present John M, TX
A group conscience was held 9/12 to present John M, TX as a co-moderator for this meeting. Unanimous vote in favor of John M, TX as moderator.
Group Conscience Saturday 6 p.m. PST
Talkin' Bout Recovery
A group conscience was held 9/19 to present Ron S, GA as a co-moderator for this meeting. Unanimous vote in favor of Ron S, GA as a moderator.
Group Conscience Tuesday 8 p.m. PST
Tuesday Newcomer's
A group conscience was held 12/18 to present revised script & readings. Unanimous vote in favor. Readings to be posted on website. Script available to moderators.
Group Conscience Thursday 6 p.m. PST
Thursday Evening Book Study
A group conscience was held 2/11 to present Eddie, KY as co-moderator for this meeting. Unanimous vote in favor of Eddie as a co-moderator.

FRIDAY WORKING OUR PROGRAM TOWARD SELF DISCOVERY
Mar 3, 2016: Group conscience held to answer questions raised in 2/26/16 fellowship time.:
Open w/ Serenity Prayer followed by reading of short form of 12 Traditions.
1- Why do the moderators always choose the topic? ANSWER: "On this particular meeting that is in the script in the introduction to the Readings which states: We read from a variety of literature. For instance...and it lists texts that may be used...or we may just choose a topic. This is the moderator choosing a topic to read about. This meeting is not designed to open the meeting up for callers on the line to pick a topic and then just discuss." After discussion, questions/answer time, a motion and second to keep script as is w/ moderator bringing readings" carried unanimously.
2-Why is it the same moderators and Questioning adherence to Tradition 2? Tradition 2 long form in the SAA Green Book was read. ANSWER: A Journey to Hope Telemeetings group is an autonomous group who sought Higher Power and the group conscience of people attending other meetings prior to launching the group. Group conscience at that time determined that the addicts in these particular rooms wanted consistency in moderators. This included having the same moderator(s) who would always be at the meetings a few minutes before the meetings started, would have readings chosen before dialing into a meeting and be a prepared servant to the group and the meeting."Again, after discussion, questions/answer time, a motion and second to keep current moderators passed unanimously.
3- Floor was opened for any other questions/comments or anything else that needed to be brought before the group. 
There being none the group conscience was closed by reciting the Serenity Prayer together.

Freedom Through Recovery
Mar 27, 2016
Unanimous: To remove from script the format stating "Third week of the month we have a guest speaker" and replace that w/ "Third week of the month we will read a story from the SAA Green Book". Will also add "We welcome guest speakers."

Recovery Round Table Topic Discussion
April 27, 2016
After 3 wks. announcements, Eddie, KY was voted in as co-moderator

GROUP CONSCIENCE:
Saturday Talkin' Bout Recovery
May 28, 2016
After 3 wks. announcements, Dominic F, FL was voted in as co-moderator

Group Conscience:
Thursday 5 p.m. PST
Daily Meditations for Men
July 7, 2016
After announcing 2 wks John W, NY was voted in for co-moderator

Group Conscience
Wednesday 6 p.m. PST
GB Men's Only Telemeeting
Aug 31 - After announcing 2 wks.
Tim W, NV was voted in as a 
co-moderator

Group Conscience
Monday 8 p.m. PST
Experience,Strength & Hope
Sept 19 
After announcing X2 wks. Nate, NV was installed as co-moderator

GROUP CONSCIENCE:
Friday 11a.m. PST
Women's Journey to Hope by group conscience will no longer exist due to low attendance and no one stepping up to be moderator.

GROUP CONSCIENCE:
Apr 12 - Weds Men's Journey Through Recovery
to present John M, South TX as a co-moderator. After announcing X2 wks. John was installed as co-moderator

Group Conscience:
Apr 15 - Sat Men's only Step Study
to present Clarence, TX as a co-moderator to replace John M, South TX. After 2 wks. announcing, Clarence, TX was installed as co-moderator, replacing John M, TX.